Louis Vuitton has just released the preview of their Pre-Fall 2010 collection by Julie de Libran, Marc Jacobs’ deputy who is responsible for designing for Louis Vuitton’s mid-season collections (i.e. Pre-Fall and Cruise/Resort).
Nicole Phelps of Style.com says, “There weren’t any Afro wigs, but the vibe at Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall presentation was just as playful as at the Spring ready-to-wear show—think crocheted tube socks in place of furry clogs and micro-mini cashmere sweater dresses instead of pleated kilts. This season, the design backstory goes, the Vuitton woman has stumbled across a stash of brimming LV heritage trunks (lucky girl!). Inside them is a treasure trove of goodies, many with a 1960’s slant, from a gray fox vest straight out of Love Story and a swingy cape cut from a vintage Vuitton blanket to reverse tweed skirtsuits and stripey handkerchief dresses. And then there are the accessories: tote bags in steel lamé jacquard lined in quilted safety orange, and evening sandals complete with fur leg muffs. The collection may be young at heart, but it’s 100 percent luxe.”
Also, here’s another review from Vogue by Mark Holgate: “Unless you are very, very lucky, we bet you never found these treasures in Grandma’s attic. The inspiration for the French house’s pre-fall 2010 collection was based on this simple premise: Throw open a few cobweb-covered cases hidden away for years, and then put on whatever you find. “It’s about dressing up,” says Julie de Libran. “Mixing up past and present to have fun, be comfortable.” That could mean the classic LV cashmere throw, woven in Scotland, and whipped up into a capelike mini coat, complete with blanket-stitch edging, worn with cashmere lace socks—lucky the moths didn’t get to them in that suitcase—and fur-and-bead-embellished thirties sandals. Or fox-fur vests—Granny was obviously loaded— to wear with short sweater dresses, or jacquard crop pants, again with those 1930s dancing shoes. The fur also flew onto the shoulders of this very Jenny Cavilleri short tweed cover-up, worn with an angora grunge hat. Clearly, one of those trunks was hauled all the way from Radcliffe College, back in the day.”
Images via Style.com, WWD